The Belligerents

Underage event XraySpeX returns to the Oxford Art Factory in November

September 13, 2017

Following on from its successful debut in July, the crew behind XraySpeX are coming back to the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney with another jam packed live music event, specifically catered for the underage music fans. Headlined by The Belligerents and featuring the likes of Jack River, Bleeding Knees Club and Taj Ralph, November’s XraySpeX event is proudly brought to […]

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Album Review: The Belligerents – Science Fiction (2017 LP)

September 10, 2017

The Belligerents’ debut album Science Fiction has landed. And you will want to get on board. The long-awaited full-length release from this Brisbane band, who have had the industry buzzing for some time, is out now through Sony. The record is full of all the grand splendour you’d hope for: driving guitars, spaced out keys, […]

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Manu Crook$ and Caiti Baker reign supreme through BIGSOUND’s second night

September 7, 2017

Night Two of BIGSOUND brought some huge voices out to The Valley on Wednesday night. Split between heavy hitting vocals and fleshed out bands, we were spoiled for choice; when you have the likes of Total Giovanni and The Belligerents rolling alongside buzz artists like Body/Type and Willaris.K, you know that the Australian band scene is heaving. We made sure […]

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The Presets and ScHoolboy Q set to bring Beyond the Valley into the New Year

August 16, 2017

As far as New Year’s festivals go, Beyond the Valley is bringing out the big guns and making itself a proper contender for one of the best going, unveiling their line up for 2017 today. When you see the likes of ScHoolboy Q, The Presets and Stormzy on the top line of the bill, you know it’s going to be great. An […]

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Win a double pass to Field Trip in Adelaide

March 20, 2017

Welcome to Field Trip 2017. A celebration of music, food, wine, art, dancing and on the beautiful grounds of Adelaide University Waite Campus in Urrbrae on Friday, March 31st from 3pm. Field Trip will see Brisbane groove rockers, The Belligerents headline the festival, supported by the badass Ecca Vandal amidst an open field with views […]

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Konstantin Kersting of The Belligerents talks “Caroline” & their debut album!

October 19, 2016

As I’m chatting to Konstantin Kersting, bassist of The Belligerents, the band has just touched down in Melbourne and their cymbals appear to be missing in action. While the remainder of the Brisbane five-piece tracked down the elusive percussion pieces, Konstantin chatted with me about their upcoming album release, their new single “Caroline”, national tours, […]

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NYE On the Hill reveals The Preatures, CERES, L-FRESH The Lion & more for 2016 festival

October 19, 2016

The complete line up for NYE On The Hill has arrived and, with the announcement that there are less than 500 tickets on offer, you’d best make up your minds quick as to where you’re going to be ringing in 2017 (hint: this is a bloody good way of doing it). Headlined by The Preatures, the third NYE […]

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Blood Orange, Big Scary, My Disco and more confirmed for Sugar Mountain 2017

October 17, 2016

Sugar Mountain has delivered a stomper line up for 2017 proving once more its status as one of the country’s best celebrations of new music and art from around the world. Names like Blood Orange, Big Scary, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Pantha Du Prince immediately jumped out as must-sees, especially considering this Melbourne date is to be Blood Orange’s only […]

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Acts You Must Check Out at the Yours & Owls Festival This Weekend!

September 29, 2016

North Wollongong’s Stuart Park is about to be turned out with this year’s Yours & Owls Festival taking place over the long weekend. Saturday and Sunday will see a great line up of Australian and international talent take part; some well known to Australian music fans, some visiting this area of the NSW coast for the first time. Below […]

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Festival Review: BIGSOUND 2016 (07.09.16 & 08.09.16)

September 11, 2016

For one magical week of the year, Fortitude Valley transforms to a musical haven; a subtropical playground bathed in the auditory ambrosia that is BIGSOUND. Christmas for the music industry has just passed, and what a week BIGSOUND 2016 has been. Dissection, examination and support of the Australian music community sustained the BIGSOUND conference during the […]

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Watch a bunch of great Aussie bands recommend records from 2015 you need to listen to

September 6, 2016

There was so much great music released in 2015. But now, 9 months into 2016, it’s easy to forget some of what might have come before us. So, we’re looking back at what a bunch of Aussie bands rated amongst their favourite albums and songs of 2015. Did you listen to all of them? Featured […]

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Alex Lahey, Luca Brasi, The Belligerents, Tash Sultana and more for The Plot 2016!

August 24, 2016

THE PLOT is back for another year, continuing to gain speed as one of the east coast’s best festivals for both emerging talent and some of our favourites. Returning to Parramatta for its third year in 2016, THE PLOT has got a slick little line up raring to go; from indie to hip hop and raucous […]

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The Preatures, Pierce Brothers and more for NYE on the Hill in Gippsland!

August 10, 2016

The NYE on the Hill crew have delivered once more for their 2016 event, positioning The Preatures and the Pierce Brothers at the top of their line up announcement, unveiled today. Known for celebrating emerging and some of our favourite established touring bands, the festival has curated a diverse line up rich in talent another year running. The three day, two night […]

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Single of the Day: The Belligerents “Caroline” (2016)

August 9, 2016

Brissy group The Belligerents have come through once again with new single “Caroline”. Taken from their debut album Science Fiction (coming this November), The Belligerents continue to play with psych and some bloody great pop before taking a sharp turn toward some dance-party inciting sounds before winding out – “Caroline” is colourful, textured and definitely an exciting indicator […]

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DZ Deathrays, Tkay Maidza, Harts, Gawurra & more join the 2016 BIGSOUND Live line up

July 27, 2016

BIGSOUND has unveiled its latest artist additions to the 2016 festival, with some of the country’s beloved touring names joining on a line up exceeding 150 names. DZ Deathrays, Tkay Maidza, Harts, Japanese Wallpaper and Vera Blue have been named alongside Gawurra, Teeth & Tongue, The Belligerents, Harmony James, I Heart Hiroshima, The Gooch Palms, Kučka, Rainbow Chan and more on the latest BIGSOUND reveal – colour us absolutely stoked. They […]

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Yours & Owls come out swinging with one huge festival line up for October

June 14, 2016

Well, they promised it would be bigger. They promised it would be better. And in 2016 – the Yours & Owls crew have certainly delivered on the above in pulling together what is easily one of our favourite festival line ups we’ve seen yet. Some of the country’s best (not to mention some rad international […]

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The 2016 Queensland Music Awards – what went down on the inside!

March 23, 2016

As the stars of Queensland’s vibrant music scene rocked the red carpet, the Brisbane Powerhouse foyer fills with industry workers, friends and supporters all waiting to find out who will take out this year’s Queensland Music Awards. Gloriously, the whole night is very much devoid of the usual pretension that can overtake these kinds of […]

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The Hills Are Alive announce full line up & make tickets available to public

February 9, 2016

The complete line-up for the eighth The Hills Are Alive has been announced and for the first time in the event’s history a limited allocation of tickets has been made available to the general public. The line-up includes Bad//Dreams, The Belligerents, Fraser A Gorman, Grenadiers, Running Touch, Arthur Penn and the Funky Ten, Venus Court, Fossil Fuel and many […]

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Live Review: The Vaccines + The Belligerents + The Jensens – The Triffid, Brisbane (08.11.15)

November 9, 2015

The Triffid celebrated with a rock Sunday sesh last week. What better way to do it then with a visit from English rock band The Vaccines who are celebrating their latest album, English Graffiti? Joining them on the night were The Jensens and The Belligerents, both locals and Brisbane favourites of the Brisbane music scene. […]

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The Vaccines set to perform huge Brisbane show alongside The Jensens & The Belligerents!

October 27, 2015

As we get closer to November, so do we get closer to the arrival of The Vaccines, Future Islands and of course, Mumford & Sons. With headline shows already announced for the latter two bands, The Vaccines today have announced a headline show of their own for Brisbane, taking place on November 8th. The Brisbane show […]

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